A single dose of the HPV vaccine can strengthen immune memory in people who’ve previously been infected with HPV — and potentially help prevent re-infection
Aug. 10, 2016
| By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service
It’s long been known that the vaccine against the human papilloma virus offers protection when administered to those who’d never experienced HPV infection. But new research suggests the possibility that it could also help those who’d been previously infected to guard against re-infection, according to results recently published in EBioMedicine.
As with the HPV vaccine, a key barrier is 'missed opportunities' among doctors
Nov. 5, 2014
| By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service
Cervical cancer screening has been considered one of the great success stories in cancer prevention, yet about 8 million U.S. women have not been screened for the disease in the last five years, according to a report released today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "The United States is going to be the shame of the developed world because our rates of [HPV vaccine] uptake are so much lower than other countries," said Fred Hutch's Dr. Denise Galloway, whose research helped lay the groundwork for the vaccine.